The Staples rugby club had a dramatic match to open the season, ralling to top Aspetuck 22-21 on Wedensday night at the Wreckers stadium.

Staples trailed at the half by 21-8, but maintained their composure and belif to work their way back to the win.

Head coach Dave Lyme said he was very proud of how his team played.

“They stuck to the game plan, believed in themselves, maintained composure and worked as a team to come away with the win,” Lyme wrote in an email Thursday.